Our expert says:
This indeed a difficult problem when one's child is allergic to so many foods. In such cases it is essential that you take your child to see a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will have to work out a special diet prescription for your child that avoids all the offending foods (this is very tricky in the modern world where so many commercial products contain a wide variety of ingredients that are all made from one or other of the foods your child is allergic to), but ensure the he or she still grows normally. To read more about food allergies click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Allergy & intolerance'. You can also contact the Allergy Association by visiting their Website at: www.allallergy.net to find out more about allergies. For recipes you can try the 'South African Cookbook for Food Allergies & Food Intolerance" by Hilda Lategan. Contact Hilda Lategan, who is also a dietitian, on (012) 546-6410) or send her an e-mail at: email@example.com .
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